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The death of Life – Queen of Nature

July 1, 2021
PHOTO PROMPT © Russell Gayer

With a flick of her wrist green vines snaked across the pitted and cracked concrete, slamming into the van throwing it into the air. She let out a laugh that pierced the sky, causing the pathetic weak heroes to wince. “You cannot defeat me!” In her mind’s eye she knew they trembled at the truth in her voice. Humans tweaked by science and magic, playing at gods, she – who was born of nature – could not be defeated.

She rose up, her hands blazing with green life. The tip of a wooden spear appeared out of her chest. “No.”

She fell.

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25 Comments
  1. That’s a pity. I was warming to her

  2. INtriguing take. Well done.

  3. Positive thinking is not necessarily as powerful as we are led to believe! Nice one Laurie.

    Here’s mine!

  4. Well dang… I sure didn’t want that to befall her!

  5. michael1148humphris permalink

    I agree with Dale,

  6. Tragic and symbolic of the human struggle with nature, who will win in the end; who has been on the planet the longest; who’ll endure?

  7. If ‘she’ is really nature, I suspect she will have the last laugh in the end.

  8. Dear Laurie,

    That certainly wasn’t the ending I expected.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    • Thanks Rochelle. A superhero battle but I the end nature defeated nature… only I have the feeling she’ll be back

  9. I guess the bigger they are the harder they fall. Nice take.

  10. I wasn’t expecting that as I thought she was a force of nature and ultimately that’ll never be defeated. Nicely done

    • Ah but humans, even superpowers ones, can destroy anything in their path. Here’s hoping she is resurrected!

  11. Let’s hope she stands up again, otherwise we’re all toast. Unique and exciting take on the prompt.

  12. Good title to a sad story 😦

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